With new charges comes a lot higher bond for an accused sexual predator in La Salle.
Fifty-six-year-old Michael Thomas was initially jailed and charged back in June on indecent solicitation of a child and sexual exploitation of a child charges. A La Salle County Grand Jury however has added additional felony charges of predatory criminal sexual assault of a child and child pornography. In response to the new charges, the judge upped Thomas' bond from $40,000 to $200,000.
When he was initially arrested, Thomas was accused of exposing himself and asking for sexual acts from young girls. One alleged incident happened at Hegeler Park in La Salle.
Thomas' criminal history in La Salle County includes arrests for burglary, possession of a stolen vehicle, forgery and possession of drugs.